Joseph K. Blitzstein

Joseph K. Blitzstein

Professor of the Practice in Statistics
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Joseph K. Blitzstein

Research Interests

  • Graphical models
  • Complex networks: biological, social, and information networks
  • Monte Carlo methods
  •  Importance Sampling and Variance-Reduction Techniques
  • Combinatorics and random structures


  •  Ph.D. in Mathematics, Stanford University, June 2006.
  •  M.S. in Statistics, Stanford University, June 2003.
  •  B.S. in Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, June 1999.


  •  July 2011 -- now, Professor of the Practice in Statistics, Harvard University
  •  July 2006 -- June 2011, Assistant Professor of Statistics, Harvard University
  •  January 2000 -- March 2006, Teaching Assistant and Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University

Sample Publications

Conditioning - The Soul of Statistics - presentation at "Harvard Thinks Big 4"

Personal Website


Contact Information

SC 714
p: (617) 496-2985